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09/16/2014 08:55 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Daily Meditation: There Is Hope

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.

Today's meditation features a poem by 19th century writer Emily Dickinson. The poem reminds us that even in the darkest corners we may dare to hope.

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“Hope” is the thing with feathers by Emily Dickinson

“Hope” is the thing with feathers -
That perches in the soul -
And sings the tune without the words -
And never stops - at all -

And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard -
And sore must be the storm -
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm -

I’ve heard it in the chillest land -
And on the strangest Sea -
Yet - never - in Extremity,
It asked a crumb - of me.

From 'The Poems of Emily Dickinson' edited by R. W. Franklin (Harvard University Press, 1999)

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